Steven Woods - Days Creek interim superintendent

Steven Woods, Days Creek Schools interim superintendent /principal/executive director of charter school.

DAYS CREEK — The Days Creek School District and Charter School Boards have hired an interim superintendent to fill the position vacated when Mark Angle resigned from the position in July.

Steven Woods has been hired as the interim superintendent/principal/executive director of the charter school district. The contract went into effect Aug. 23, and brings over 32 years of experience in education, with nearly 25 years of school administration. He has worked in Oregon, Texas, California and Georgia.

Woods is coming from Cornerstone Christian School in San Antonio, Texas, where he was serving as assistant superintendent. He has a masters degree from Abilene Christian University and administrative credentials from Portland State University.

Angle left the district after four years as superintendent, to take a job with the Southern Oregon Education Service District in Medford.

Woods said, “I am honored to be teaming up with great faculty, staff, board members and other supporters serving Days Creek and the greater South Umpqua community. My goal is for every student to come with a promise and leave with a purpose. I look forward to our partnership together.”

Troy Michaels, district board chair, and Diane Swingley, charter school board president-chair, issued a joint statement about the hiring of Woods.

“We are pleased Mr. Woods has chosen to serve our students in this capacity. He brings expertise in many areas, which will further enhance our quest for rigorous academics in our small, rural school, which is focused on fostering life-long learners becoming confident earners. We believe Mr. Woods will be an excellent fit for our South Umpqua communities who are supportive of our focus on natural resources embedded throughout the K-12 charter district,” the statement read.

Woods plans to serve throughout this school year as the search continues for a permanent superintendent.

Reporter Dan Bain can be reached at 541-957-4221 or e-mail at dbain@nrtoday.com.

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Dan Bain is the health reporter for The News-Review. He previously worked at KPIC and 541 Radio.

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